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What are the British Open Scoring Records?

British Open FAQ: All-time best scoring


Greg Norman, winner of the 1993 British Open

Greg Norman set the 72-hole British Open scoring record in 1993.

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Here are the British Open tournament records for winning score, winning total in relation to par, lowest 18-hole scores and best score for nine holes:

72 holes
267 - Greg Norman (66-68-69-64), 1993, Royal St. George's

72 holes in relation to par
19-under - Tiger Woods (269), 2000, The Old Course at St. Andrews (par 72)

18 holes
63 - Mark Hayes, 1977, second round, 2nd round; Isao Aoki, 1980, 3rd round; Greg Norman, 1986, 2nd round; Paul Broadhurst, 1990, 3rd round; Jodie Mudd, 1991, 4th round; Nick Faldo, 1993, 2nd round; Payne Stewart, 1993, 4th round; Rory McIlroy, 2010, 1st round

9 holes
28 - Denis Durnian, 1983

Return to British Open FAQ index, or, for more tournaments bests, see the British Open Records page.

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